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Henley Literary Festival

Friday, October 1st, 2021

Saul’s next talk on his bestselling new book SBS: Silent Warriors is at 6.30pm next Thursday 7 October 2021 at the Henley Literary Festival. Click here for more info and to buy a ticket

Chelsea History Festival

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Saul’s next talk on his new book SBS: Silent Warriors is at the Chelsea History Festival at 2pm this Friday 24 September. Click here for more details and to book a ticket

No. 4 in Sunday Times Bestsellers

Monday, September 20th, 2021

SBS: Silent Warriors has climbed to No. 4 in this week’s Sunday Times Top 10 Bestsellers with weekly hardback sales of 2,425.

Times Audiobook of the Week

Monday, September 20th, 2021

Saul’s new book SBS: Silent Warriors was named The Times Audiobook of the Week. ‘It makes for cnthralling listening,’ wrote Christina Hardyment, ‘thanks to John Hopkins’s clipped, army-report style narration and David’s intensification of suspense by using memoirs and letters from those who survived and those who didn’t.’

Talk at Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Saul will give his first public talk on his new book SBS: Silent Warriors at the Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival at noon on Thursday 16 September 2021. Click here for more details and to book

SBS: Silent Warriors is a Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

Saul’s new book SBS: Silent Warriors is an instant Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller, entering the list in its first week at No. 9.

Review in The Times

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Saul’s new book has received a glowing review in today’s Times. Roger Boyes writes: ‘An extraordinary trawl though the archives, backed up with diaries and interviews; an accomplished act of storytelling… This is a book about big personalities, adventurers and inventors… Heroic history telling… An authorised history of a secret unit has to record not only the bravery of its unacknowledged warriors – which David has done with style – but also make a case for its strategic importance…  David has written a book that often gladdens the heart, but also makes you think about the nature of sacrifice.’

Review in the Daily Mail

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Reviewing Saul’s new book SBS: Silent Warriors in the Daily Mail, Nick Rennison wrote: ‘Riveting… A brilliant account of how the SBS was born from wartime needs, and just how much the organisation and its affiliated units were able to achieve in those early years.’ Click here to read the full review

More reviews of SBS

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Saul’s new book SBS: Silent Warriors was given the thumbs up by Admiral Lord (Alan) West in the Spectator: ‘A riveting story, and very British… [David] has shown great skill in pulling the disparate threads of unit reports into a cohesive story. This book is a must for naval and military historians. Beyond that, the knowledge of those involved, and their bravery and jeopardy, will grip the general reader.’ Click here to read the full review

Interview with Dan Snow on HistoryHit podcast

Monday, August 30th, 2021

Saul chats SBS, leaky canoes and midget submarines with Dan Snow on his HistoryHit podcast, the first interview for SBS: Silent Warriors, out on Thursday 2 September. Click here to listen